Welcome to Ryan Shervill.com
One of Canada's best known woodworkers and do-it-yourself gurus, Ryan is a Master Woodworker, Designer and 'Do It Yourself' expert who hails from the shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario.
Ryan is an award-winning writer/columnist with over 600 published articles in multiple publications, a Contributing Editor/Pro at Canadian Home Workshop magazine, and a columnist/regular contributor for several other publications including Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement, Cottage Life, and Outdoor Canada Magazine. Ryan has been practicing his craft for more than 15 years, and actively works to promote and encourage new people, both children and adults alike, to "get their hands dirty" and jump into a project through his articles and instruction, speaking engagements, seminars and television appearances.
Ryan's "real world" approach to both woodworking and home improvement offers something for people of all skill levels, and he believes that people should feel comfortable working within their skills-set while they strive to improve, even if they are just starting out.
"Doing something the easy way isn't always the best way ... but it's not necessarily always the worst way either. As long as there is sawdust hitting the floor, and you are enjoying the journey, that's whats important ... the rest will come in time."
EDITORS: Whether you are looking for editorial, researched-based technical pieces or full project plans / articles, please contact Ryan at writing@RyanShervill.com to discuss what he can offer you.
ON THE TECHNICAL SIDE: Ryan has worked with several manufacturers assisting in new tool / product / prototype development and testing. Ryan can offer a unique perspective during these critical early stages, as it's been said that "He has the mind of an engineer, but tempered with the heart and experience of a woodworker". Contact Ryan to see what he can do for your company. Contact: tech@RyanShervill.com
PRINT-TELEVISION-DIGITAL MEDIA: Appearances / Seminars
In addition to editorial work, Ryan is also a seasoned public speaker who makes regular appearances at consumer trade shows from coast to coast. He is known for delivering informative, entertaining seminars and presentations and getting his message across through effective technical discussion mixed with humour and audience participation.
Ryan has appeared on several Television networks including CTV, Global, City TV, A-Channel, and CHCH with topics ranging from Children in the Workshop to new tool demonstrations, as well as show and product demos.
PRODUCERS/PROMOTERS/PR and MARKETING: Please contact Ryan to discuss how you can work together to enhance your next project. Please contact promotion@RyanShervill.com
Just have a comment? Do you have a woodworking or DIY question I can help with, or maybe you are a reader with a question about one of my articles? Please feel free to contact me anytime, I'd love to help.